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Research for Development in 21st Century: What do we need from a Global Challenges Research Fund?

When: Tuesday, 28 January 2020 - Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
WiSER Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building
Start time:12:00

Andrew Thompson, Professor of Global and Imperial History and Professional Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford will be present this seminar.

Thompson He is the co-chair of the Global and Imperial History Centre at the University of Oxford. Andrew's research interests span global histories of humanitarianism, human rights and development; the history of modern globalisation and the relationship between globalisation and empire; the effects of empire on British private and public life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; histories of migration and mobility (especially postcolonial migrations to Britain and France); and the history of colonial and apartheid South Africa. He has also written on Anglo-Argentine relations, transnational migration and migrant remittances, and public memories and legacies of empire. He is currently researching international humanitarianism and human rights and the emergence of the modern aid and development sector which forms the subject of his forthcoming work Humanitariaism on Trial: How a global system of aid and development emerged through the end of empire (Oxford University Press).

This seminar is hosted by WiSER and the Global Change Institute.


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